Based on the novel by Jessie Burton that debuted with the same name, the miniaturist is a historical drama that is featuring on BBC one. Produced by The Forge and conceptualized by John Brownlow, the series is set in the seventeenth century Amsterdam. The first season aired on 26th December 2017 on BBC and was a success amongst the audiences. The show later was picked up by PBS’ for US market as a three-part adaptation. The period drama shares many similarities with the novel, giving it the same eerie and disturbing vibe. Shot in the beautiful locations of Holland and London with the purpose of capturing the authentic vibe, the show has been a success in bringing justice to the best seller.
The Miniaturist Season 1 Cast: Who’s in it?
The thriller drama stars Anya Taylor-Joy who is known for her work in ‘Split’ and ‘The Witch’, playing the role of Nella Oortman, an eighteen-year-old who has come to the countryside with big dreams about her life as the wife of a wealthy merchant. Alex Hassell, who debuted in Hollywood, last year with ‘Suburbicon’ will be seen playing the role of this rich merchant named Johannes that Nella marries. Ramola Garai, who is known for her work in ‘The Hour’, will be seen playing the role of Johannes’s sister, Marin. Co-starring with them are PaapaEssiedu who is famous for his role in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘Utopia’; Hayley Squires who was last seen in ‘Southcliffe’ and Emily Berrington is known for working in the famous series ‘Humans’ and ‘The Inbetweeners 2’. The lead, Anya Taylor-Joy, was seen commenting that she “couldn’t be happier to tell this amazing and atmospheric story with such a wonderful group of people. I immediately fell in love with Nella’s resilience and am so looking forward to telling her story and helping to bring this magical book to life.”
The Miniaturist Season 1 Plot: What is it about?
The show follows the same storyline as the novel from which it has been adopted. The story follows Anya, an eighteen-year-old who has been semi-reluctantly married off to Johannes Brandt, a wealthy merchant. Leaving her countryside home in Holland, she is taken to Amsterdam, where she needs to adjust with Johannes’s sister and housekeeper. Things seem under control, but then Johannes presents her new wife with a dollhouse replica of the house, and things take a turn, leading the eighteen-year-old into a series of lies and deceits that no one could have imagined.
The Miniaturist Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?